My primary research interest is to find out how different events throughout a plant’s life affect the composition of its microbial community.
Grassland revegetation and soil reconstruction in post-mine sandpits using arbuscular mycorrhizal inoculum and carbon amendments
My researches focus on the bacteria community of arbuscular mycorrhizal hyphosphere and the track of commercial isolate of Rhizophagus irregularis.
I am interested in how native strains of AM fungi may improve grapevine establishment. In particular, how they may increase growth and nutrients of the vines, and protection from pathogens, drought and salt stress. When not in the greenhouse or vineyard you can find me skiing either on the mountain or lake.
Mieke van der Heyde
My research is focussed on understanding arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal succession in cedar forests. As part of this project, I will also be looking at the vertical distribution of these fungi to get a complete picture of their communities.
I am an undergraduate student currently studying the impact of environmental microbes on the colonization of the infant gut. This project is a collaboration with Dr. Deanna Gibson. The preliminary summer research is funded by the Undergraduate Research Award and I am looking to explore the project further in the coming years as an honors and graduate student. Although my research interests are very diverse, I am particularly interested in how the environment shapes our physiology from infancy to adulthood.
I’m a research technician, helping with various projects in the lab and field. I am also studing the spread of microbial inoculants in the environment.
Xing Xiaoke, Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing
Jan Jansa, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Praha
Toby Kiers, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Heike Bucking, South Dakota State University
Pedro Antunes, Algoma University
Matthias Rillig, Freie Universitat Berlin
Costas Ehaliotis, University of Athens
Pat Bowen and Carl Bogdanoff, Pacific Agri Food Research Centre, Summerland BC
Chantal Hamel, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Swift Current SK
Andrew Reynolds, Cool Climate Viticultural Institute, Brock University
Philipp Franken, Leibniz Institut fur Gemuse und Zierpflanzenbau, Grossbeeren
Susan Murch, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Diane Ragone, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Breadfruit Institute
Ashley Shade, Michigan State University
Tara Evans Parkinson